Issyk Kul mystery , Kyrgyzstan



Issyk Kul (also Ysyk Köl, Issyk-kol; Kyrgyz: Ысыккөл, Russian: Иссык-Куль) is an endorheic lake in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan. It is the ninth largest lake in the world by volume and the second largest saline lake after the Caspian Sea. Although it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it never freezes; hence its name, which means "warm lake" in the Kyrgyz language. The lake is a Ramsar site of globally significant biodiversity (Ramsar Site RDB Code 2KG001) and forms part of the Issyk-Kul Biosphere Reserve. It was also the site of an ancient metropolis 2500 years ago, and archaeological excavations are ongoing.-Wikipedia-

-More news here-

www.flickr.com
More Flickr photos tagged with Issyk Kul